Orange Rosemary Semolina Cake

11/03/2014 07:06:00 pm 0 Comments A+ a-

This is a beautiful combination of orange-rosemary flavor blended  in a cake prepared from semolina semolina flour. Rosemary gave a different touch to the sweetness of cake and just enhanced it's flavor twice. I had never used rosemary in any sweet dish before and it was really a great experience of using it in this recipe. 
My younger brother told me to bring something different on Rakshabandhan. Yes you heard me right this was the time when I baked this cake.  I cut it into pieces and arranged them in a box like Mithai and  take it to my mums house on that day. My family tasted it, but I didn't revealed that it was cake. Their comments were like "it's so different" my sister said "I just loved it". Everyone keep on asking what is it ?  Finally my brother guessed it right, he said sis is it a cake. Actually semolina gave it a different texture then normal cake bread. It was spongy, crumbly like if someone do not tell you that it's a cake you may think it is a Mithai. It had absorbed the orange syrup perfectly and was very soft and shiny. I must say to try this delicious preparation as it's  an innovative  way of using semolina instead of plain flour hence healthy also. This is my entry for alphabet "O" under baked category for BM#32 , ABC cooking series. So let's start the recipe . Yum

Recipe Source: Taste website
Orange cake
Orange cake

Orange syrup cake
Orange syrup cake

Ingredients:
1/4 cup semolina
3/4 cup almond powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup yoghurt
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
2 teaspoon rosemary Fresh/dried
1/2 cup Melted butter

For Syrup:
1/2 cup orange rind
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup fresh orange juice

Method:
Preheat oven to 180ÂșC. Grease and dust a 8 " round or oval cake tin.
Sift semolina, almond meal, flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Combine yoghurt, orange juice , 1 teaspoon orange rind and chopped/ dried rosemary in it.

Orange cake
Orange cake
Beat the butter and sugar until creamy . Fold in the flour mixture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle rosemary leaves on top of cake. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into centres comes out clean.


Orange cake
Orange cake
Set aside in the pan for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
For syrup:
Place the rind, caster sugar and orange juice in a saucepan over low heat. Cook with stirring for 2 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly.


Syrup
Syrup
Pour prepared syrup over the cake and serve .

Orange syrup cake
Orange syrup cake


Serve-6. Baking time -30 minutes




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Sapana Behl
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Hi, I am Sapna,  a food blogger and mother of two pretty girls from India, living in Ireland.

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